Monday, October 13, 2008

Project upon project upon project upon.....

I have finally found time to sit down and write a little. I have been madly working to get a special project done that has to be in the UK asap. It took off today and I can breathe a sigh of relief for at least a couple of days. I have several other really important projects on at the moment with fairly tight deadlines and some days it's a struggle to keep up. I'm glad to be able to tick one off the rather long list. And if I owe you an email or something in the mail - I apologise and promise you it's coming!!

Here's a little sneak peak at a small element of the special project but that's all for now!!

Pretty Brooch

Squeezed in between everything else I finally found time to get stuck into Chloe's quilt. Can you believe I have only ever made one quilt for my children which was Daphne's cot quilt! I have the fabric and designs worked out for all three but of course to be fair, I have to start Chloe's first.

And I'm loving it so far.

Chloe's quilt

And so is Chloe!

Chloe's Quilt

So once all the blocks are done I will work out what to put with them. Any ideas??

The other project I took away with me was my Mum's quilt. That has also been languishing in the pile. I had decided to have a hand quilting night each week but it hasn't eventuated.

Mum's quilt

I did about six blocks which isn't a lot but at least I have reacquainted myself with this lovely quilt and can try to do a little each week.

So have you seen this? A very special thank you to Angela and her lovely staff at Living Creatively - their support is endless and wonderful!!

And guess what!! I have had one of my little quilts accepted for a Lark Books book called Pretty Little Mini Quilts. I'm absolutely thrilled! Again the deadline is very soon so if you don't see much of me you'll know what I'm doing!

But this week sees me finishing two presents for two very special people who have been waiting and waiting and waiting. They have been tied up with the whole project for the UK thing but they'll be on their way this week, sweetened with some other goodies I promise!!

Which reminds me of something else I must get started on for Audrey and Maude! Sigh........ but I love it, really I do!!

23 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, such lovely projects Louise! I love Chloe's quilt -- the colors and one of my favorite block designs. Good luck with your quilting plan. I need to do the same thing. I have a quilt that I started quilting 10 or 15 years ago -- it's just ridiculous that I haven't finished it yet!

ginger said...

Everything is so beautiful, I really always love your fabric choices! Good luck with everything you working on!

Andi said...

I'm loving Chloe's quilt too. Can't wait to see more.
Andi :-)

Jo said...

Oooh, your daughter is a lucky girl, that quilt is looking beautiful. I have a little girl here who would love one just like it...

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Chloe's quilt colours are delicious. My favourite at the moment. :)
Sounds like your list is as busy as mine.. good luck! Doesn't it feel good to cross something off the list though!?

On my Verandah.. said...

I so love Chloe's Blocks so far ..love the fabrics you have used...I am loving the covered buttons that I am seeing of late must have a go at that...looks great in the suffolk puff...congrats on the entry in the new book...hope you meet your deadlines.
cheers
maree

amandajean said...

the quilt blocks are darling!!! and what a beautiful write up for new pattern business. way to go!

CurlyPops said...

The quilt is just gorgeous...and congrats on the Living Creatively interview!

Melody said...

Wow. You have been busy. No wonder you haven't been around...well done on *all* projects.

thornberry said...

Beautiful fabrics and projects Louise! I love the blocks for Chloe's quilt - they are perfect. What is the name of the blocks? Congrats on all your other projects.

Ravenhill said...

Lovely work you are doing! How wonderful that one of your little quilts is going to be in print! That is delightful to hear!
~Emily in Norway

Kellie said...

Louise I am so looking forward to seeing all of your very beautiful things! Congratulations on your inevitable success! :)

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

how darling!! lovely!! I hope you have a fantastic day!! hugs!! Britt :-)

periwinkle said...

I'm hoping your little something is for Sew Hip ? Your blocks are lovely. Looking forward to seeing what you do next for Audrey and Maude
Lisa x

peppermintpatcher said...

You are an inspiration!

Philigry said...

those quilts are going to be stunning. those colors for your daughters quilt are to die for!
I get a bit overwhelmed with projects too. Congrats on the book! that is such great news.
You are so talented!

monica said...

oh such lovely quilts!

and you're soooo accurate... sigh.

I wish my points met like yours.... sigh sigh

Nikki said...

Ah, you're a busy gal, Louise. How on earth do you do it all??

Love ALL your fabric choices, too.

clare Carter said...

I love Chloe's quilt! The colours are gorgeous.You have been a very busy bee!! Your break sounds wonderful.Obviously it did the trick : )

Ragged Roses said...

Congrats on the lark book. well done you!!! I love your work the quilts are beautiful!
Kimx

Bronwyn said...

Louise - I had another lookie through your blog for your Wedding Quilt - I do remember liking it very much - and it is truly stunning - very modern, clever, a beautiful thing! Knuckleheads I call them! Fancy that - another Lucinda May - what a beautiful name! It has a lovely ring to it.

Ruth said...

Ooh, Chloe's quilt will be gorgeous! ... can't wait to see what your project will be, and wow, great news on getting one of your quilts into a book!

Ruth xx

broderie said...

i love chloe's quilt also, the colours are just very girly and so like your sweet chloe! congratulations on the successes ! look forward to seeing the published items.